• Grade 1 - Creating Snowflakes

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 2/19/2019

    Though we haven't had too much snow yet this winter, it is indeed the time of year for it! In first grade, we are reading Snowflake Bentley to learn a bit about Wilson Bentley.  Wilson Bentley's passion for snowflakes are the reason we have such an understanding of the complexity and uniqueness of snowflakes.  His determination and enthusiasm in the face of failure are things by which we can be inspired.


    As part of our discussion, we have tinkered with two websites to create our own "snowflakes." I invite you to make your own on a dreary, snowy day!

    snowflake maker

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  • Online Safety

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 1/23/2019

    In grades K-5, we have been discussing good online digital citizenship practices.  From keeping our personal information safe to designing strong passwords to creating proper citations, we are working to ensure we are super online digital citizens here at Valley View!


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  • Coding!

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 12/17/2018

     Check out the LINKS FOR STUDENTS section to find coding games and projects by grade...including the following!:




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  • Greetings from one of our favorite authors - DAN GUTMAN!

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 9/19/2018

    gutman read

    Dan Gutman likes to read. He loves when kids read. And so who better to greet us as we start our new school year?  

    My Weird School fans and other Gutman-book lovers unite! :)



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  • Look who got "caught" reading!

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 9/7/2018


    caught reading

    Hello Parents and Students,

    Please remember that I'd love to see how, where, and what you read outside of our school walls.  I've already started to post on our "caught reading" wall some pictures of students reading with brothers and sisters, on the couch, and more!  Let's share our love of reading with everyone at Valley View!

    thank you

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  • Welcome Back :)

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 8/30/2018 9:00:00 AM

    I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer - both relaxing and exciting!  I look forward to hearing about the great books you have read and any suggestions for books you might have for me and our Media Center.  Let's jump right in to our new school year!


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  • Libraries Rock! (2018 Summer Reading Program)

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 6/11/2018 7:00:00 AM

    Libraries Rock

    Make sure you don't miss out on all the fun happening at the Montville Township Public Library this summer! 

    The kickoff for the summer reading program is Saturday June 23rd  10 to Noon. There will be face painting and an opportunity to paint a rock for the library rock garden.  

    Closeout for the program will be Wednesday August 15th 1 to 3 p.m. Open to Montville Township Public Library Summer Reading Club Participants Only. There will be a Petting Zoo & an Ice Cream Truck! Registration begins July 15th.


    For more information, visit montvillelibrary.org

    Find the Library on social media here:

    Facebook        Instagram  

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  • Summer's a Great Time at the Montville Public Library!

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 6/7/2018 10:00:00 AM

    Don't have your library card yet? Visit the Montville Public Library to get yours today!


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  • Book Return!

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 6/6/2018 9:00:00 AM

    Hello Parents and Students!

    As the end of the year comes closer, it is more and more important to make sure all library books are returned to the Media Center so we can prepare for the summer and our next school year.

    If you cannot locate your book, an overdue fine notice will be sent home, and students will not be allowed to check out a new book next year until the book is returned or the fine is paid.

    Let's work together to get all our books back to their homes - and please see the summer reading lists on this website to get some ideas for some leisure and challenging reads for this summer!

    - Ms. Whealan

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  • More good summer reads!

    Posted by Mary Grace Whealan on 5/25/2018 8:00:00 AM

    Thanks to the NBC Today Show and Keira Pride, head librarian at Stratford School, an independent private school in California, here are 7 more reading suggestions for students this summer!


    • Kindergarten:

    "'Grand Canyon' is a beautiful watercolor picture book about an Asian-American father and daughter exploring the national park, from the Inner Gorge to the South Rim." 2018 Caldecott Honor Book!

    • First Grade:

     "A Different Pond" is a tale about a father-and-son fishing trip. "The book shows the interconnection of family and the inexorable way that generational history impacts the present." 2018 Caldecott Honor Book!

    • Second Grade:

    "Manjhi Moves a Mountain" is an illustrated picture book based on a well-known Indian story. For kids who are unfamiliar with Indian culture, "this book gives children valuable insight into another culture in a manner that promotes tolerance."

    • Third Grade:

    "The traditional Hans Christian Andersen tale gets a makeover in 'La Princesa and the Pea' — a 2017 version with a twist.  It's great for students learning Spanish because Spanish words are sprinkled throughout with a glossary."

    • Fourth Grade:

    "Students will love this book. It has something for nearly everyone — humor, bullying, self-acceptance, cross-generational relationships and a smartly fateful ending."  2018 Newberry Award Winner!


    • Fifth Grade

    "The first in a series of new books, students will be delighted by 'Aru Shah and the End of Time.  The adventurous dive into Hindu mythology and the chance to cheer along a heroic female young protagonist" will draw kids in."


    • Middle School:

    "This graphic novel has each chapter starting with third-person narration, presented within decorative borders featuring shields, dragons and other illuminations.  It’s as if the story is a Renaissance tale itself — an experience complete with tension, laughter, anticipation, heartbreak and fun."


    Thanks to NBC's Today Show.

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